The U.S. House Republicans revealed this legislation on March 6, 2017. This book contains the text of the House Republicans' -American Health Care Act.- This is the bill they proposed to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as -ObamaCare.- The sweeping legislation, among other things, proposed to repeal ObamaCare's taxes along with individual and employer mandates. It proposed to repeal the Affordable Care Act's subsidies and replace them with individual tax credits. The full details of the House Republicans' proposed bill are contained within.
Written for nonexperts, this is a brisk, engaging history of American healthcare from the advent of Medicare and Medicaid in the 1960s to the impact of the Affordable Care Act in the 2010s. Step by step, Jonathan Engel shows how we arrived at our present convoluted situation, where generic drug prices can jump 1,000 percent in a day and primary care physicians can lose a fifth of their income at the stroke of a Congressional pen. Unaffordable covers topics ranging from health insurance, pharmaceutical pricing, and physician training to health maintenance organizations and hospital networks. Engel offers comparisons with other nations and provides insights on ethical quandaries around end-of-life decisions, neonatal care, life-sustaining treatments, and the limits of our ability to define death. While describing the political origins of many of the federal and state laws that govern our healthcare system today, he never loses sight of the impact that healthcare delivery has on our wallets and on the balance sheets of hospitals, doctors' offices, government agencies, and private companies.
Historically, segments of white Americans have let racist paranoia supersede judicious reasoning throughout our history. The 2016 Presidential election in the United States brought the Know-Nothing’s back from the hidden depths of our history books. This book provides a historical account of the Know-Nothing Party in the 1850s through their reemergence in the 21st century with the election of Donald Trump. Analyzing the anti-immigration and anti-Catholic rhetoric of the Know-Nothing movement and tracing that same rhetoric in George Wallace's American Independent Party in the '60s, up into its appearance in the Trump movement, this book provides a guide for understanding the 2016 Republican Party agenda through its inheritance from the Know-Nothing Movement.
The Trump Presidency: Implications for Policy and Politics explains the stakes of rapidly unfolding political, governing, and policy changes introduced by the Trump administration. Perfect for American Government courses, this timely supplement takes a critical look at cases and issues shaping today’s political environment and uses them as a framework to help students navigate through the dynamic, and often dramatic, changes the United States and the world are experiencing. Key Features: Case studies analyze Trump presidency executive orders to offer you practical examples of core American government concepts to explain how regulations are created and changed. “Action exercises” help you think critically about the current political environment and possible outcomes to the policies President Trump wants to create or change.
Donald Trump’s stunning and surprising election to the US presidency has convulsed the political, academic, and journalistic worlds. No president has taken the oath of office with as little political experience. And his first few months in office have raised the central question: Can an outsider govern? In The Trump Presidency, Steven E. Schier and Todd E. Eberly provide students with a brief, comprehensive introduction to the remarkable launch of the new administration. After briefly describing the Trump electoral victory, they provide critical insight into the Trump transition and media strategy, and relations with Congress as well as the challenges the new administration confronts on domestic and foreign policy. A final chapter describes the prospects for a presidency marred by missed opportunities in Congress, some setbacks in the courts, low popularity, and ongoing personnel drama. The Trump Presidency provides a succinct Trump-centric view of the American presidency and introduces students to all major aspects of the new administration.
The Top 100 Reasons to Dump Trump (and One to Keep Him)
Author: Bill Press
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
Category: Political Science
"I would give myself an A+" —Donald Trump, on his first 100 days in office. Americans increasingly agree on one thing: Every day that Trump stays in office, he diminishes the United States and its people. In Trump Must Go, TV and radio host Bill Press offers 100 reasons why Trump needs to be removed from office, whether by impeachment, the 25th Amendment, or the ballot box. Beginning with the man himself and moving through Trump’s executive action damage, Press covers Trump's debasement of the United States political system and degrading of the American presidency. Ranging from banning federal employees’ use of the phrase “climate change,” to putting down Haiti, El Salvador, and African nations as “shithole” countries, we have to wonder what he’ll do next. He has a bromance with Putin that enables several meetings between Trump staffers and Russian officials, and he has a wrecking crew administration: Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, and Housing Secretary Ben Carson, to name a few. Extensive “executive time” marks Trump’s calendar so he can golf, watch TV, and eat fast food. Trump has done it all...badly. But, in a political climate where the world has learned to expect the unexpected, Press offers readers a twist: one reason not to ditch Donald Trump.
Wealth, Greed, and Ideology Trump Common Cause and Social Justice
Author: Thomas P. Wallace
Publisher: Author House
Category: Social Science
“Countries that at different times in history were among the world’s greatest powers, such as Sweden, the Netherlands, France, Britain, and Germany, have gradually shifted their sights either in the wake of defeat or after protracted periods of grappling with decline, from winning the great power sweepstakes to topping the lists of nations offering the best quality of life.” David Rothkopf “One critical measure of the health of a modern democracy is it ability to legitimately extract taxes from its own elites. The most dysfunctional societies in the developing world are those whose elites succeed either in legally exempting themselves from taxation or in taking advantage of lax enforcement to evade them.” Francis Fukuyama “Today, the United States has less equality of opportunity than almost any other advanced industrial country. Study after study has exposed the myth that America is a land of opportunity.” Joseph E. Stiglitz “Tea Party constitutionalism and conservative originalism more generally are less interested in the Constitution’s actual words (or the ‘real’ intentions of the Founders) than they are in rolling back democratic advances that have been made since 1787.” E. J. Dionne
House speaker, Paul Ryon, and other Republicans falsely accused Democrats of rushing the Affordable Care Act through Congress. In a display of breaktaking hypocrisy, House Republicans without holding any hearing or giving the Congressional Budget Office time to do an analysis passed a bill that would strap at least 24 million Americans of health insurance. Obamacare: The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimated that if the ACA continues to be the law of the land, the number of uninsured Americans currently 28 million would remain stable for the next decade. Trumpcare: The CBO did not have time to predict the potential effects of the latest version of the American Health Care Act (AHCA). In an analysis of an earlier version of the bill, the office found that a total of 54 million could be uninsured by 2026 if the AHCA becomes law. It's estimated that 22 million would lose medical insurance if Obamacare were repealed. Provisions of the law make care accessible to those who had previously been shut out. The uninsured rate has dropped by 5% since the programme began. Obamacare: All Americans must have health insurance or pay a tax penalty. Trumpcare: The AHCA repeals the mandate, but those who go without health insurance for more than 63days must pay a 30 per cent surcharge on their insurance premiums for a year. Obamacare: Companies with more than 50 employees are required to provide health insurance or pay a penalty. Trumpcare: The AHCA repeals the employer mandate. Obamacare: To Pay for the new system, the ACA raised Medicare taxes on those with incomes above $250,000. It also imposed new taxes on making of medical devices, health insurers, drug companies, investment income, tanning salons and high-end health insurance plans. The legislation gave some tax credits to middle-income earners to help them pay out-of-pocket health expenses. Trumpcare: The AHCA repeals most Obamacare taxes. "Obamacare-Trumpcare Explained" Confronts barriers for readers to truly understand the United States Healthcare Plan in it's true form. Author Anant Tripati cuts through the legal complexities and gives you definitions and explanations that you can understand.